First Announcement of The 3rd China-ESA Mars Advanced School




Dear colleagues, 
We are pleased to announce a “Mars School”, to be run in May 2023 in Huairou,Beijing, China. It is jointly organised by the International Space Science Institute - Beijing (ISSI-BJ) and the European Space Agency (ESA), co-sponsored by National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences(NSSC, CAS).
Inspired by the scientific investigations conducted by an ever-growing fleet of missions, the Mars School aims to provide a broad overview of Martian planetary science, from its interior and surface to its atmosphere and interactions with space. Lectures will cover theoretical background & modelling to observation techniques & datasets, as well as the search for past or present life. The week will also include breakout discussions, social excursions, a poster session and potentially also a hands-on session with Mars mission data.  
The following is a preliminary list of lecture topics (subject to change): Interior structure & evolution, Volcanism & tectonism, Mineralogy and climate evolution, Aqueous surface processes, Geomorphology / landscape evolution, Atmospheric dynamics, Atmospheric chemistry, Upper atmosphere / thermosphere, Aeronomy (airglows, aurorae etc), Space weather & radiation environment, Magnetosphere / solar wind interaction & escape, Habitability and the search for life on Mars, Chinese Mars missions – science investigations, European Mars missions – science investigations. 
Lecturers and participants will be drawn both from Chinese and European Mars science communities; a full list of lectures and speakers will be announced later in 2022.  
 
Time and Place 
The Mars School will take place over one week in 15-19 May 2023.  
The venue for the workshop will be in Huairou Campus of National Space Science Center, Beijing.  
 
Participation 
The academic level of the lectures is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers in planetary science. Further details about eligibility criteria will be forthcoming. It is foreseen that the school will include approximately 70 participants including 10 lecturers. 
This will be an in-person event, including social programme; virtual participation is not foreseen. The language of the school will be English. 
Some limited funding support for both Chinese and European participants will be available. Details on the eligibility criteria and application instructions will be announced later in 2022. 
Announcements will be made via https://marsschool2023.casconf.cn/
 
Science Organising Committee 
Colin WILSON (ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands) – co-chair
Yang LIU (NSSC, China) – co-chair 
Jun CUI (SYSU, China) 
Jingnan GUO (USTC, China) 
Ana PLESA (DLR, Germany) 
Louisa PRESTON (UCL/MSSL, U.K.)
Local Organising Committee 
Xiaoyu LI (NSSC, China) 
Yinong LI (NSSC, China) 
Lijuan EN (ISSI-BJ, China)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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